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a damaged nuclear facility has escalated japan's nuclear crisis. 14,000 people have been ordered to stay indoors. japan's prime minister says radiation has spread from the country's four damaged nuclear reactors along the country's northeastern coast. american military officials confirm that more u.s. service members were exposed to radiation today and treated with iodine. but because of the wind direction, several navy ships moved closer to the coast after initial pullback of radiation concerns two major aftershocks rattled japan today, causing buildings to sway in tokyo. food, water and heat shortages continue. correspondent adam housley has the latest. >> they is survived the fifth largest earthquake in history and tsunami that devoured everything in its path. now hundreds of thousands of survivors face nuclear exposure and health dangers that may not show for years. >> 11,000 micro-sievert is equivalent of the exposure you get a year if you live a normal life. if you stay in the place for one hour you may be exposed to 11,000. we have to watch this. >> radiation is leaking from two n
develop -pblts and brand-new stories this hour. the scale of japan's disaster one of the worst in history. another strong earthquake shakes tokyo. a tsunami clams one coastal city, the damage $40 million. forces loyal to moammar gadhafi reportedly making big gains. word they captured an opposition stronghold west of the capitol. what is next, a question we are going to ask. it's all new and live and it's "happening now." greg: a lot of news to get to on this tuesday. good morning to you i'm jon scott. jenna: good morning, i'm jenna lee. we are here in the fox newsroom. happening right now a new aftershock rocking gentleman man as the nation koeps with a nuclear disaster in the making after a third exemploys at one of your plants causing radiation to league out at dangerous levels. the water meant to cool off the fuel rods now reportedly boiling, a very tphopl must sign, jon, some way. greg: that's right. at least two dozen people nearby getting the contamination treatment while another 140,000 people in the danger season have been ordered to seal themselves indoors. jenna: just imagine wh
. >> a new warning from japan's prime minister after another explosion and fire rocked daiichi power plant. >>> hello, 6:00 in the east, i'm christine romans. >> i'm kiran chetry. thanks for being with us. we are trying to dissect some of these new developments. it's very unclear exactly what is happening in japan. we do know there are growing health concerns due to another explosion at their nuclear power plant at daiichi. >> and as this unfolds, you have stock markets around the world plunging. japanese stock market down 10%, european markets down all very, very sharply. we'll continue to watch what that means in the united states where stocks here are also expected to open lower. >> and all of this fears of a nuclear crisis in japan and may be founded this morning. there are several new disturbing elements to tell you about. one the prime minister is admitting that radiation levels have reached levels that can "impact human health." what that exactly means, we still don't know this morning. everyone, though, within about 12 miles of the facility have been told to remain indoors. that's
. >> a fox urgent, nuclear crisis in japan. i'm harris falkner, we're live with a special edition of fox report. a new threat of multiple reactor meltdowns and frantically trying to cool down the reactors with sea water and are' looking at the two plants in question, fukushima where there's been at least one explosion and the other, where we're getting word now radiation levels have dropped back to normal after what they're doing there for the problem. japan's prime minister speaking about friday's twin disasters, the earthquake and tsunami and now the nuclear threat. his words through a translator. >> 65 years after the end of world war ii, this is the toughers and most difficult for japan in that period. >> harris: we're just starting to get some satellite images. this is sendai, the epicenter of the quake. before on the left side of the screen and after. you can see how a torrent of tsunami driven mud ripped through the covered ground here. the government confirming now more than 2500 buildings in that city destroyed. scientists have just revised their estimates now how big that earth
alert. t the disaster in japan keeps getting worse. japanese officials confirm that a meltdown could be occurring and we will have the latest. >> dave: this as the death toll is rising, the number of people killed could top a staggering 10,000 in one state alone. >> clayton: take a look at this, satellite image showing what a city in japan looked like before and then after the tsunami. stunning images show how powerful the natural disaster really was. "fox & friends," hour two, starts right now. . >> dave: for many of you it's hour number one, those of you that didn't spring forward and get the clocks reset. it is hour number two. >> clayton: and a lot happening. the nuclear explosion in one of the plants was-- the word from the government that the plant is on the verge of a meltdown. >> alisyn: hard to know. what's the late s, david. >> reporter: there's a warning from the government that there could be an explosion at the plant, there's been a build up of hydrogen, different from the one yesterday and warning that there could have been already a partial meltdown of one of the unit
.m. friday in japan. >> biggest one to date. oh my god. that is the biggest earthquake to date. it is still going. oh my god. the building's going to fall. >> magnitude 8.9. that's 8.9, the strongest earthquake ever in japan. then this. a massive wall of water. devastating tsunami. it swept ashore along japan's northeastern coast. surging well inland. sweeping away cars, boats, homes. almost anything in its path. hundreds of people are dead with no way to know just how high that death toll will rise. we will bring that back to you. that's the situation developing right now. we have a situation at a japanese nuclear plant, trying to cool down a reactor. the plant is called the fukishima plant. it suffered a quake-related problem with its cooling system. joining us is a professor of disaster management at the university of georgia. mr. delles, explain to us, the last we heard they're trying to release some of this radioactive steam to try to relieve some of the pressure. what will that do? >> well, what's happened is that about 11 reactors all the m ero went down, stopped on purpose due to gr
said about army and wikileaks that led to his resignation. >> heather: but first, japan's worst crisis since world war ii, that is how they are describing the earthquake. at this hour, the death toll is in the thousands and exact number may never be known. a powerful quake and subs consequent tsunami. the government is working frantically to prevent nuclear meltdowns. greg palkot joins us live north of tokyo from the latest on the recovery efforts. >> reporter: that japanese prime minister went on to say it's going to take the determination of people like the folks in these coastal town in northeastern japan and people throughout the region to deal with the situation. they are getting hit on all fronts. as you noted there is a nuclear catastrophe up the coast from where we are. today we saw another nuclear reactor stricken by the earthquake that hit here on friday. sea water had to be poured into the reactor to cool it down to avoid a full scale meltdown. still evacuation of the region around this nuclear reactor complex continues and the screening for radiation poisoning also continue
, because obviously, we are concerned about what is happening in japan. >> thank you, i'm with a japanese newspaper. i have two questions on the tragedy in japan. so you already touched on the issue in your opening statement, but i would like to ask about your personal feeling on the situation. you went to japan last year, and you went there, and now the tsunami off of the coast of japan and the waves washed away cars and houses and japanese people are devastated. i want to ask about your personal thoughts and feelings on that. secondly, you also touched on possible assistance from the united states to japan, and japanese government publicly said that japan asked for help from u.s. forces in japan. are you waiting to provide those assistance? >> the answer to the second question is yes. i told prime minister kan that we will provide whatever assistance they need. my understanding is that the main assistance that we will provide them is lift capacity. the ability for us to help in the cleanup. obviously, when you have a tsunami like this, as well as an earthquake, you have huge disruptions
>>> good morning. disaster in japan. another explosion overnight rocks the crippled nuclear power plant, as concerns grow over a possible meltdown. along the shattered coastline, 1,000 bodies are found, as the death toll soars. the prime minister calling this japan's worst crisis since world war ii. millions today face another day with no power, no water, and no food. we have the very latest for you on the explosion, the survivors, and the worldwide humanitarian effort. "early" this monday morning, march 14th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and thanks for joining us on this monday morning. you can see, these are just some of the images which have been coming in, and frankly, they speak for themselves. they're just unimaginable. >> the devastation that we first saw here friday morning, and now, in the days after this disaster in japan, we continue to get more images, more video of exactly the impact that this is having on this nation and the people there. damage estimates in the tens of billions of dollars. but, of course you can't put a dollar figure on the
>>> a new danger this morning threatening survivors of last week's earthquake and tsunami in japan. more damage at a nuclear power plant leaking radioactivity into surrounding areas. this morn, government official are saying it is must to impact human health. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> good morning. thank you for being with us early on this tuesday morning and for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons. the latest out of japan this morning. dangerously high levels of radiation are leaking from a nuclear power plant in northeastern japan following an explosion and fire today. the plant was already damaged following last week's earthquake and tsunami. 140,000 people living near the fukushima dai-ichi planted are being told to stay indoors because of the risk of radiation exposure and officials say there is a risk of more leaks. as fears of nuclear fall outrise, japan's nikkei is falling sharply. more than 2,400 people are confirmed dead, killed in the quake and tsunami. officials say tens of thousands of people may have been swep
. >> i'm told the earthquake that hit japan is the fifth most powerful ever recorded anywhere in the world. that is a powerful earthquake. in the u.s., is the design criteria for that level of earthquake or is it for an earthquake that would be the standard, the earthquake that hit san francisco in 1906? >> would you like me to answer? >> i would like you to answer. >> i tried to give a demonstration. we talk about the magnitude of the earthquake. that is not what the nrc look said. you look at the cup of water and think of it as a nuclear reactor. the earthquake would be -- probably should fall of the water glass. -- fill up the water glass. >> do it right. >> if you think of this as a nuclear power plan, the earthquake and when you talk about the magnitude of the earthquake, it would be hitting the table with my fist. something like that. you will see that it makes the glass of vibrate. that is what we actually measure and we design or nuclear power plants around is that shaking of the power plant. the actual impact depends upon where i hit and relatiin relatie glass. have a
countries like japan -- excuse me -- china and india. there is not a lot of overlap in those the use -- those views. you have an opportunity to agree with steve and me to come back where we can -- to come back to where we can get things done. you can make the case in a practical sense of what difference transit and your investment has made in your community, what difference it makes in terms of the fabric of the community, the environment, being able to deal with social equity. you have a case to make. i am proud of what we have done in portland, oregon over the last 30 years. transit made it possible for portland to be the nation's most popular european city. there is a joke about young people going there to retire. but the quality of life is good enough that people feel like they are retiring. we have an opportunity to stress in our downtown, our neighboring community. we give people transportation choices. there has been spectacular re- investment that would not have been possible had it not been for transit. we need you to advocate for what transit means to you now and what it wi
might be helping you if you are looking for ways to help the victims in japan. we set up a phone bank this morning to make sure you have an easy way to donate to organizations helping in the recovery efforts in japan. call the number on your screen, 202-895-3307. again the number is 202-895- 3307. we have representatives from the adventist development and relief agency, the baptist world alliance, the salvation army, world vision and the universal relief team. when you call, your organization will go to the charity who answers the phone unless you specify a specific charity. >>> and first let's look at our forecast with tony. >> hi, allison and good morning, everybody. i told you we would have partial sunshine this morning and we do. we will see changing conditions during the course of the day. more clouds later and rainfall too. let's look at hd radar and the rain is a ways away. we have a mix of clouds and sun. sunrise i think occurs at 7:20 this morning. so the rain is not nearby. later on i think we could see a few rain showers develop during the course of the afternoon but the mo
because of the volcano erupting. there's a lot going on in japan to say the looets. it's a difficult time for people in this country. they are a resilient people. while they are a little bit afraid you look at them talk to them they spiel and welcome you. you can tell they are strong. it pails in comparison to the tens of thousands who are dead or missing. people died because of the water. that is what sdef stated the landscape in japan. that is what has created a situation that will be years and years in the remaking. obviously we are all freaked out when it comes to radiation because we just don't know. we have pieced together what happened and can -- the first reports are often incorrect, but now we know what happened. they gauged it in the nuclear plant. it caused the size mow graph to jig el as if it was an aftershock. that's why they put out the tsunami warning. they figured out the jolt came from the explosion at the nuclear plant. i keep using this expressiexpre. all right. exclusive to fox news. baby joseph -- i'll get to this later. looks like we have another story coming up. i
. >> was the interview sunday night. -- watch the interview sunday night. >> could it congressional hearing on japan's nuclear plant today -- gregory jaszco said japanese emergency workers at one plant could face lethal levels of radiation while of it -- while advising americans to evacuate a wider area. this is two hours. >> we have a true expert and we feel very blessed that you could be here until the chairman comes. we will do this by order of arrival, back and forth, democrat-republican. but i will give each member 10 minutes so that we can press on some of these issues without having to rush hour questions. we are here to give a briefing on the ongoing crisis at the nuclear plant in japan. we will have a second panel including mr. anthony -- oh, boy, senior vice president and scientists.ar vic i appreciate all of our people ticking time out of their busy schedules. i know you're on television, answering questions, really teaching wallace -- teaching all of us the lessons that we have to take away from what is happening. the devastation in japan is heartbreaking. our thoughts and prayers go out
about the creation of a new financial regulatory agency. nucleare on at japan's power plant. the head of the nuclear regulatory commission discussed the emergency there, which may have exposed workers to lethal doses of radiation. this is the second part of a hearing on the house energy subcommittee. it is an hour and a half. >> i will call the meeting back to in order. you were called away for a meeting. everybody has given their opening statements. i would recognize you for 5 minutes for your opening statement. >> thank you to you, mr. chairman, you and the other chairman of the subcommittees. and other members of the subcommittee. i am honored to appear before you on behalf of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission. given the events unfolding overseas, my remarks will focus on the events in japan. i will be happy to answer questions on those matters. i would like to offer my condolences to all those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in japan over the last few days. my heart goes out to those dealing with the aftermath of these disasters. i want to indulge the tireless efforts
targets overnight. and in japan, at least 20,000 are now dead or missing in the earthquake. we'll hear from our correspondents in both places, plus the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen; richard lugar, ranking republican on the senate foreign relations committee, and massachusetts congressman ed markey, a voice on the environment. it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now, from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again. here is the news from overnight on these two extraordinary stories. in libya, moammar qaddafi says every person in the country will be armed, and tells his people to prepare for a long war. u.s., french, and british planes are bombing key military targets in libya after u.s. and british ships fired more than 100 missiles at anti-aircraft sites yesterday. in japan, radiation has showed up in tap water as far away as tokyo. japan says one of the reactors was so damaged, it will have to be scrapped. and as casualties mount,
in the united states, a direct result of the disaster in japan. how much will the devastation in japan affect the united states economy? joining me from london is cnn's richard qwest. is this potential shutdown of all the toyota plants in the united states just the first of many effects we're going to suffer from of the disasters over in japan? >> reporter: i think what you're looking at is probably the most widespread part of the effects. the supply chain is being so integrated now into the global economy that it's simply not possible to have a major exporting country like japan suffer such a calamity and there not to be ripple effects in different countries. and let me give you an example if i may. if just take the area where this tsunami and this earthquake took place, it's actually only about 7% to 8% of japanese gdp in its own right. however, one you factor in the way in which japan has closed parts of its domestic industry, transferring resources to deal with this crisis, and then you realize whether it be time and motion just in time, whichever management strategy is now in place in th
to "washington journal" on this wednesday, march 16, 2011. the latest from japan -- "the new york times" headline -- "second reactor may have ruptured." first, let's start with the war in afghanistan. do you think it is worth fighting? a "the washington post" abc news poll says 2/3 of americans say it is not. the numbers -- we also have a line set up for active duty military. you can also e-mail us and we are on twitter. we will read your tweets on the air this morning. this is the story in "the washington post" yesterday looking at the war in afghanistan. "the afghan war is not worth fighting, most in the u.s. say." host: what do you think? is the war in afghanistan worth fighting? do you think it has been productive so far? if you think this time for a pullout? fairfax, virginia. jack joins us. good morning. caller: good morning. i had a comment about the war and one other comment. i do not think it is worth fighting. we're spending $2 billion per week and countless companies are just taking this money. it cannot be accounted for. that is why i think the republicans are all four wards because t
japan. another fire and another huge radiation risk in a troubled japanese nuclear complex with all six reactors are now in varying degrees the distress. let's bring up the complex. the latest challenge is a fire in the number four reactor. that's down here. in the area just near the roof where highly radioactive spent fuel rods are stored. this turn for a worse in reactor four after a day there was evidence japan might make small progress as it struggles with the worst nuclear crisis since cher chernobyl. there's a risk of a full meltdown in reactor number two. there is some progress but questions about the integrity about that reactor's containment area. at the moment it's down here at reactor four where new alarms are raised tonight. the new fire and latest release of nuclear reactive materials released a short while ago. the problem with the audio on that. let's assess the risk with ar arny gunderson. authorities say there's another fire in the same area of the building where we know. i want to get your first thought on where the spent fuel rods are stored. what does that tell you?
>>> good morning. one week after the devastating quake and tsunami that ravaged japan, smoke continues to pour from a crippled nuclear power plant there, as the government raises the level of danger. the first american evacuees have been flown out of the country. while president obama is urging west coast residents not to worry about radiation plume expected to reach the u.s. later today. >>> also this morning another major story unfolding. the u.n. backed libya's rebels approving a no-fly zone and clearing the path for military action against moammar gadhafi as early as today. we'll bring you the very latest from both libya and japan, "early" this friday morning, march 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good friday morning to you, i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. good morning to you. following two major stories on the "early" show this morning. >> of course we're looking at japan. but libya, as we mentioned briefly, the u.n. security council voting to approve that no-fly zone. as you can imagine, there are some strong reaction from moamma
. just ahead, new video of the tsunami in japan unlike any you have seen before. i promise you, it is heart pounding. >>> just when we thought we had seen all the dramatic tsunami video over the past two weeks, we were wrong. this was recently posted on youtube. it is a fishing port of 75,000 people. the tsunami traveled about six miles up the bay before reaching the city. take a look. we will have much, much more on that video coming up next hour on cnn. kes esh kesennuma is close to the fukushima plant in japan. the nuclear facility is now a hot pin cushion. spikes of radiation are pulsing throughout the complex. some readings today were so high that even japan's safety department did not believe they were accurate. an earlier testing showed they were an error. ocean water 1,000 feet from the plant today shows radiation levels more than 1,800 times higher than normal, 1,200 yesterday. wow. >>> here in the united states, flooding, hail, snow and avalanches. big weather headlines to tell you about. jacqui jeras is here. jacqui, as we look at that new video, what did you say? >>
. >>> the latest now on the japan disaster. nuclear meltdown fears are renewed after a second explosion at a power plant. the blast was enough to force uss ronald reagan to move further off shore after it detected high radiation levels. the death toll now stands at 2800 but that number is expected to climb dramatically. a police chief fears 10,000 dead in his province alone. now the sheer scope of the destruction made clear of the images like this. before and after satellite pictures show vibrant and commercial fishing villages swamped. the force enough to shift the island of japan by 8 feet. and take this man found on top of his roof floating ten miles out at sea. his wife was swept away but he was saved. one group of elderly people survived two days in a car tossed around by the tsunami. onlookers spotted movement in a back window and summoned rescuers. >>> japan is facing a growing crisis and we get more from -- doug luzader on capitol hill. >> reporter: the death toll is quickly rising and there are fears of a nuclear meltdown. the new images of the tsunami show just how devastating the surge
in syria. the regime holds the weapons. >>> in japan, concern over radiation levels in the sea water. tests show radiation has spiked in the fukushima daiichi plant. it is not clear where the radiation is coming from. they are trying to figure out if there was a leak at one of the plants damaged by the earthquake two weeks ago. >>> accused cop killer, jamie donald hood is in jail today. he surrendered to police in georgia last night after a long hostage standoff. hood is accused of killing two officers. hood was watching the standoff. negotiators went to communicate with him and he released four hostages during the standoff. four others were freed when hood surrendered. >>> we are still waiting to find out who is america's newest multimillionaire. officials say one ticket bought in albany, new york had all of the numbers. the jackpot is $319 million. >>> now back to libya. two days before president obama talks to the american people about the u.s. role in libya, our sandra endo has the latest. >> reporter: the president is expected to layout the objective in libya. that speech is set for mo
to friday's earthquake that killed more than 10,000. japan's prime minister says it was the worst crisis since world war ii. while japan works to control its nuclear facilities from a third explosion, here and the united states, some lawmakers are asking for a halt to our nuclear power facilities. your thoughts on the that this morning. we will begin with "the new york times" and their head line. "u.s. nuclear push may be in peril." also this morning, it notes and "the washington post" -- a wary look at u.s. nuclear plants. regulators are reviewing license applications for 20 reactors -- yesterday on the sunday show, senator joseph lieberman, independent, talked about whether or not to have a temporary halt on nuclear power. here is what he had to say. >> we have 104 nuclear power plants in our country. every year, once a year, fema, nuclear regulatory commission, they go through emergency planning to see what they would do if it's a disaster struck. -- if a disaster struck. the reality is we are watching something unfold and we do not know where it is going regarding nuclear power plant
, and continuing crises in japan and the budget story at home. the most significant new was story. we will go to your phone calls right away to hear what is most important to you in a week of unfolding big issues. we will go to the newspapers as we are waiting for your calls. as you can see, britain, france, and the united states are lined up for air strike against coffee -- gaddafi. it suggests in the newspapers the airplanes may well immediately. "the chicago tribune" tells us american officials expect the united states would do the heavy lifting in a campaign that may include air strikes on tanks and artillery and at the same time u.s. officials cautioned the united states and allies intend to limit their involvement, allowing for no troops on the ground. the libyan story, japan story, and the budget situation at home. the continuing resolution that punts the decisions on the budget until the beginning of april. they left town this friday morning. we would like to hear which of these stories are most important to you this friday morning. let's begin with a call from san antonio, texas. rob
in japan continues with two more earthquakes measuring over 6.0 in the south and north of japan, killing four people. this is on top of the dozens of aftershocks after the 9.0 quake. the death toll could top 10,000. the aftershocks shaking an already crippled nation. there was a fourth incident at the nuclear plant. a fire broke out in plant number four. >> let's get the latest from sherry ly in the news room. sherry, good morning? >> reporter: good morning, allison and steve. workers at the plant were briefly evacuated last night and they are now preparing to go back in. international teams are in place to help the japanese but the threat of nuclear meltdown may be growing. yet another fire at the fukushima nuclear plant and a spike in radiation levels forced the 50 remaining workers there to seek shelter and temporarily suspend the work to cool down reactors. >> i think the very imminent dangers to those people who live around and also may have a more profound effect for the people who live even hundreds or thousands of miles away. >> reporter: buss are evacuating people living miles a
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right now on libya. also an apology in japan. after more workers are exposed to potentially deadly levels of radiation. and what's being blamed for this overexposure? a communications error. all this while fears grow that one reactor at that plant could be leaking. from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is your cnn start morning. hello to you all. glad you could spent some part of your saturday morning with us. i'm t.j. holmes. i do want to start now, though, in japan with the growing concern over radiation levels in the ocean water around that damaged nuclear plant. radiation levels in the air at least seem to be decreasing. paula hancock's live for us in tokyo. hello to up. what are they saying about this possible leak of one of those reaccour reactor cores. that's a key concern right now. >> reporter: absolutely. well, t.j., this was said friday evening local time when they were concerned there could have been a break or rupture within the reactor core as well and this is why the water was 10,000 times the radioactive level than it should have been. but now they're saying
>>> a lot of news happening overnight in libya, japan, and right here at home. i'm kiran chetry. we want to get you up to date. in japan, new concerns a at one of the nuclear reactors and word that radiation is spilling into the ocean. >> and it's moving in the air here in the united states, another state detecting radiation from fukushima. this one is on the east coast. we'll tell you how high the radiation levels are and how it could have possibly been spread here. >>> in libya, the no-fly zone in place. rebels make steady progress toward tripoli. here at home, president obama plans to make his case why libya matters to us. "american morning" begins right now. >>> so we do have that lot going on, but the head scratcher is the final four. you've got two unlikely schools, vcu and butler. >> we've had some upsets. although somebody pointed out the other day, you can't keep calling butler an upset when it keeps doing it. >> that's right. >>> let's stick with the top stories on japan. a lot of people wondering what's going on with the radiation disaster in japan. and another tsunami sc
district of south carolina to express our condolences to the folks, people of japan, in the wake of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck off the northeast coast of japan this past friday. and the devastating tsunami that claimed the lives of thousands of people. i visited japan twice. once back in 2007, and again in 2009 where i took my oldest son. it's a beautiful country. and i know the people of japan to be a resilient, general russ -- generous, and hardworking people. in this time of inexpressable suffering and need, please know that the people of south carolina and the people of america stand with the citizens of japan. may god bless them, and may god continue to bless america. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia, mr. connolly, for five minutes. mr. connolly: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the year-long continuing resolution of the republicans in this house passed last month on a straight party-line vote represents misguided values. house republicans sought to cut an arbitrary amount of funding and did so with a meat axe, indiscriminate
process what the doctors are telling us. >> and this one is from japan. >> reporter: experts say mei le and others don't need to worry right now. ted rowlands, cnn, los angeles. >>> now at the top of the hour, here are the stories we are following for you. the political trailblazer geraldine ferraro has died. she was the first female vice presidential candidate of a major political party. ferraro was 75. >>> rebel forces in libya say they now control an important city close to the oilfield. people celebrated on burned out tanks and damage left by several days of coalition air strikes. the deputy foreign ministry told why troops pulled back. >> the last two days, with the so-called coalition, you call it the crusader. they were at fault for the attack on the libyan forces and the civilians and nearby. the coalition forces was derelict. they were heavily at fault. that is why the libyan armed forces decided to leave libya early this morning. >> president barack obama plans to talk about libya in a televised address monday night. the live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> on t
>>> wild weather this weekend in the bay area! more is on the way. and a crisis in japan gets even more critical as radiation seeps into food and the water supplies. and crews respond to a huge early morning fire in the east bay. >>> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it's saturday, march 19th. a wild weekend of weather is ahead of us after really what has already been a pretty wild 24 hours. we have a crew at one of our hardest hit areas, but let's check in first with rosemary to see what is happening right now. >> good morning to you! a lull in what we're looking at for the weekend. we had wild weather yesterday, the thunderstorms we know we had a small tornado in one of our local areas. but we do continue with this weather. getting a little break but a high wind watch expected to move into places overnight. yesterday we saw the gusts reaching 40 miles per hour. they could reach 60 in the overnight hours and tomorrow. we're also tracking radar, little light rain falling in some areas and we'll show you the very latest on that and when we expect the heaviest rain with this ne
in japan at the nuclear power plant may be getting worse. officials say highly radioactive iodine is seeping from the facility and contaminated the water is being found farther from the plant now. the crews are pumping out hundreds of tons of radioactive water. the plant's operators are apologizing for overstating radiation levels inside the reactors. >>> 32 years ago today the u.s. suffered its worst nuclear crisis. that was at three mile island nuclear plant in pennsylvania. >> the disaster in japan has renewed fears about whether a nuclear crisis could happen again here. karen has a closer look on what that means for the future of nuclear energy in america. >> the partial meltdown of three mile island had a crippling effect in the u.s. nuclear power program. since then, no new plants have been ordered in the united states. last year president obama announced that would change. his administration has put in $8 billion in federal loan guarantees for america's first new power plants in 30 years. the wake of the disaster in japan, president obama and the clear experts have expresse
. they now control a key city in oil-rich eastern libya. we have a live report straight ahead. in japan, a new concern at a crippled nuclear plant. tests show a big spike in radiation levels in sea water just off shore. we're live in tokyo as well. also nba players, many of them hoping they have a really good game tonight. why? because the money they raise is going to go to the victims in japan. a thousand dollars for every point they score. one of the people taking part, al horford, the atlanta hawks star. he'll be here live to talk about those efforts. >>> but first i want to take you to london where we can show you pictures of a massive protest and march taking place there. the crowd estimated in the tense of thousands protesting billions of dollars in budget cuts. this march was called by trade unions. we have seen some clashes with police there in britain. sco scotland yard's also on the scene. 300,000 public service jobs reportedly will be cut by these austerity measures. civil servants won't be seeing pay raises. we've been watching these pictures for the last hour or so, for the
not abandon also the japan. we have not abandoned them. wherever we have investment ties. it is up to the country to look out and make sure that our investments bring a return. i think the president is a good soldier. he should keep his head up even though people comment that attack him attacked his personality, attacked his demeanor. he's a good soldier and he does not address that. he should keep fighting and holding our red white, and blue flag. host: we're going to continue our discussion on what you think the president ought to say in his address on monday regarding the u.s. involvement in libya. but right now we're going to take a break and talk about what's happening in canada and joining us is david akin, national bureau chief of the ottwa sun to help us understood what's happening. guest: hi. host: on the front page of your paper, tory's lose confidence of the house and the mps off to the races. tell us what's going on. guest: that's the front page in all our papers right across the chain in canada today. kind of an odd thing. we'r
after the devastating quake and tsunami that ravaged japan, smoke continues to pour from a crippled nuclear power plant as the government there raises the level of danger. the first american evacuees have been flown out of japan as president obama urges west coast residents not to worry about a radiation plume that is just reaching the u.s. >>> also this morning, another major story unfolding in libya where the gadhafi government announced a cease-fire against rebel forces that is after the u.n. approved a no-fly zone over libya setting the stage for a possible military showdown. we have the latest for you from libya and japan "early" this friday morning, march 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning on a friday. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. we bring you a live west coast update of "the early show." following two major stories this morning. >> one really developing over the last hour or two. we are learning that libya has declared an immediate cease-fire. promising to stop military operation. this comes on the heels of the u.n. approval of a no-fly zone. the la
the traffic tab. >>> more problems at the tsunami damaged plant in japan. workers evacuated after smoke was seen. they are trying to restore the electrical lines to avoid overheating. government has design described to scrap the complex. the death toll now expected to top 18,000. >>> an amazing story of survival in japan. nine days after the earthquake and tsunami, a 80-year-old woman and her teenage grandson were rescued from their flattened home. the boy said he was able to reach a refrigerator for food and water during the ordeal. >>> fairfax county urban and search rescue team arrives back home early they are morning and all 74 members of virginia task force 1 spent the last seven days in japan on a search and recovery mission. they say the devastation is much more magnified when you see it up close. the team was thanked by japan's ambassador to the u.s. when they returned home. >> all americans are so proud of you and people in japan are so grateful to you. >> to walk through there and to see the devastation, when you first pull up, and to look at everything is overwhelming. >> eve
>> welcome to our program, we begin this evening with the earthquake in japan. and an analysis by professor seth stein of northwestern university. >> this was much bigger than we expected to see on that part of the what's call the the japan trench. and one of the things we've been learning everything since 2004 was we used, before 2004 we thought we knew which piece of sub duction zones could have these really big earthquakes. the sumatra earthquake and now this one, what the earth often does, we learn to be pretty humble in the face of the complexities of the earth. the earth has the ability to surprise us. i think none of us expected that anything this big would happen there. >> rose: we continue with the president of georgia, talking about his relationship with russia and the events of 2008. >> america's main value for peoples like us, and there are many of us out there, right s that america, besides having power or economic leverage, it's also an idea t is a much bigger than than just another country. that is what makes america so strong. there is more freedomses it there i
perilous our dependence on petroleum is and the melting nuclear melting in japan shows how perilous our dependence on nuclear power is and they underscore our failure to have a broad based energy portfolio and our failure to have a rational look at our energy usage. mr. russo, - to set prices are determined by supply and demand globally, and several of you have said that sort of thing. let me ask i guess the first mr. newell, what is the scale and let's put it in perspective here of possible short term energy production. i mean, suppose there were a lot more leases for offshore drilling released in the last couple of years to hear the curious oppose or even a in the drilling on private land. what is the scale of the increase in production we might achieve compared to what opec can do by turning defaults up and down in the short term? >> welcome there is a considerable lag in the increased access resources and an expiration and the element and the ultimate protection of the resources so there's an important issue would return to the time scale which i think you mentioned in the short run
their involvement, allowing for no troops on the ground. the libyan story, japan story, and the budget situation at home. the continuing resolution that punts the decisions on the budget until the beginning of april. they left town this friday morning. we would like to hear which of these stories are most important to you this friday morning. let's begin with a call from san antonio, texas. robert on the independent line. caller: am i on? good morning. i wanted to say that the most significant story i believe is what is happening in the middle east with all of these uprisings and the people wanting democracy. i find it very significant, even though all of these things are happening across the world like japan, i find this very significant because even though america has not intervened with these countries to try to make than democracies, they themselves have tried to make themselves free of dictators and other powers that they did not have control of. host: robert, what do you think of this particular instance with the united nations out suggesting military force is appropriate in libya? caller:
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